A team of scientists discovered an ancient forest at the bottom of a giant karst sinkhole. According to experts, the crater is 192 meters deep and 150 meters wide.
And while this is truly fascinating, the biggest surprise is, There is a possibility that species never seen before may exist inside the pit..
Last Friday, May 6, the exploration conducted by the China Geological Survey Karst Geology Institute team that conducted the exploration of the area was completed.
Actually, The scientists went to Guangxi Autonomous Prefecture, near the village of Ping’e in southern China.because of the huge crater they see in satellite images.
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Upon reaching the ground, the group descended more than 100 meters and walked for several hours until they reached the bottom of this magical site.
Team leader Chen Lixin told Chinese media ‘Xinhua’: they found a “primitive forest” inside and some plants were up to their shoulders.
Emphasizing that finding unknown species would not be new, Lixin said, “I will not be surprised to learn that there are species found in these caves that have never been reported or described by science before.”
Answer Yes. According to ‘Deutsche Welle’ media, with this, the number of sinks is 30 and ‘Tiankeng’, meaning ‘Heaven’s Pit’.
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Also, this region of China is known for having geological features that create huge craters. According to the ‘Livescience’ portal, these places are due to “Won a UNESCO World Heritage site”.
George Veni, director of the National Institute of Cave and Karst Studies, told the ‘WordsSideKick.com’ portal, “Giant potholes and gigantic cave entrances etc. “There is an incredibly magnificent karst with it,” he said.
“You’re walking along karst in other parts of the world and you don’t really notice anything,” he added.
Such pits can also be found in Mexico and Papua New Guinea.. In most cases they function as water sources.
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